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Cole reaches England landmark

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Dan Cole will win his 50th England cap in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations match against France at Twickenham Stadium.Leicester Tigers prop Cole, who made his international debut in February 2010, will be joined in the starting line-up by club colleague Geoff Parling, who replaces Dave Attwood in the only change to the XV who started against Scotland. Ben Youngs starts at scrum-half and older brother Tom is among the England replacements. England head coach Stuart Lancaster said: “It’s a great achievement for Dan to win his 50th cap, especially coming back from his injury last year. “He is one of the cornerstones of our squad and we all wish him all the best. “Geoff did well off the bench against Scotland, and now that he has got some games under his belt we feel it is the right time to start him and use his experience and quality in the starting line-up." Saturday’s game is a 5pm kick-off, with live coverage on BBC One.   England 15 Mike Brown  (Harlequins, 36 caps) 14 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 8 caps) 13 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 10 caps) 12 Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints, 11 caps) 11 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 7 caps) 10 George Ford (Bath Rugby, 10 caps) 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 46 caps) 1 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 30 caps) 2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints, 65 caps) 3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 49 caps) 4 Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers, 22 caps)  5 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 37 caps) 6 James Haskell (Wasps, 57 caps) 7 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, 36 caps)(c) 8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 16 caps) Replacements 16 Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 21 caps) 17 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 19 caps) 18 Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons, 9 caps) 19 Nick Easter (Harlequins, 50 caps) 20 Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 35 caps) 21 Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens, 20 caps) 22 Danny Cipriani (Sale Sharks, 11 caps) 23 Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby, 19 caps)